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12-11-2012, 04:39 PM
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Posted this earlier, but I think it illustrates ACTUAL history

Originally Posted by Booya42 View Post
Well i was going to respond to HotToddy, but Hoogaar23. Tarus and Stoneman89 beat me to it...nicely done there.

If the players were so keen on getting a deal done amicably, they wouldn't have hired Fehr, and they wouldn't have waited until they did to start negotiating. If they had kept playing without a CBA, i guarantee that Fehr would have held out until the playoffs and then had the NHLPA go on strike. Simply looking at his history tells us this, and it baffles me when people think that this wouldn't have been his modus operendi.
The Great Donald Fehr playing without a CBA:

But NHL players are totally different:

No-brainer for the players to say "gosh, we just want to play." And the owners to say **** that.

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